Smashwords

I have gone to Smashwords. I don’t know if it will be of any use, but given that I’m a dead loss at marketing, I can’t trust that having books on Amazon will buy me an apartment. It doesn’t have to be a big apartment, just a home of my own that some landlord can’t sell to a vulture fund who then evicts everybody into homelessness, which is happening a lot in Ireland these days.

I know Smashwords is unlikely to make me rich but everything I’ve read says do a series, so I’ve broken my, so far, two books, into episodes with the first episode free to download.

The Company of Thieves is in nine episodes.

Online Cupid is in three.

And my page is here.

Style Tips for Psychos

style tips for psychosI thought I’d try marketing this book and see what happens. At the moment I don’t really know what I’m doing, which might yet turn out to be a good thing.

 

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Cover Uncovered

The Company of Thieves paperback cover compressedThis is the cover I’ve designed for the paperback edition of my novel The Company of Thieves, just in case anyone is looking at it and wondering ‘What in the name of God is the name of yer’man’s booek?’ 

I know all the book blogs say to hire someone, but mine is a no budget operation.

The painting is one I made years ago and the icon is based on something I whittled in the late 90’s. I did put it on a t-shirt over at Zazzle, but as I’ve dropped my mark-up to 10%, and as that won’t go into effect for another week or so, it feels like a cheat to post it here.

Anyway, there are a few more things to do before releasing this book into the wild. Maybe the paperback will do better than the ebook and I’ll be able to buy an apartment.

Ps. Oh my Me! I’ve just been tagging this post and I realized this story is also a family saga. Maybe I should have put that in the search terms on Amazon.

Art Print

ONLINE CUPID: DAY 1

Rose Healy kissed her daughter goodbye and left for work, she thought it was a day like any other. She was missing for almost a week.

Online Cupid tells the story of one woman’s harrowing kidnapping nightmare at the hands of a man who claims to have met her on a sex-dating website. Not for the faint-hearted. Just be thankful it didn’t happen to you.

Download and share a  free PDF of Day 1 here.